22nd Sep, 2010

Keep the Charlotte NC Family Warm Without Putting Them In Danger: Fireplace Safety Tips

Keep the Charlotte NC Family Warm Without Putting Them In Danger: Fireplace Safety Tips

Charlotte NC Home FireplaceThe beautiful glow from a Charlotte NC home fireplace fire does more than keep you warm and cozy. Some of the things fire emits are dangerous, but you can remain safe if they follow some safety tips.

A big part of keeping a Charlotte NC home and family safe is proper preventive care. A few ways to keep those fires burning safely are to get the chimney swept every year, to check for cracks in the chimney liner, and making sure the flue is functioning properly. One should also keep the hearth clear of debris, flammable items, and decorations. It is also important to use a screen, keep glass doors open while a fire is burning, and make sure firewood is stacked no less than 30 feet away from the house.

Other tips include removing branches, leaves, pine needles, and other debris from the roof, the flue, the vent, and the chimney. A crucial step in fire safety is installing smoke detectors on every floor of a home. Smoke detectors in your Charlotte NC home should be inspected monthly and the battery in every detector changed once a year at a minimum.

Sweeping the chimney, if done properly, will ensure the chimney is working and is empty of debris. A chimney liner must not have cracks because gas and flames could escape which could endanger people inside the Charlotte NC house. The people in the house could potentially fall ill or the house could be set on fire. The liner serves to ensure that smoke rises up and exits a home. Screens are necessary because they keep stray flames from entering a room.

The best way to keep a Charlotte NC home and family safe is prevention. Be and Stay Safe!

Wendy Richards
Charlotte NC REALTOR
www.NCCharlotteHomes.com
704.604.6115

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